402-1 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION-SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR THE DISADVANTAGED (CFDA No. 84.052) !• PROGRAM PROFILE Legislation: Vocational Education Act of 1963, as amended by Title II of the Education Amendments of 1976 (P.L. 98-482), (20.U.S.C. 2370). (Expired September 30, 1984)* Funding since 1980: Fiscal Year Authorization Appropriation 1980 $45,000,000 $20,000,000 1981 50,000,000 14,954,000 1982 II 14,356,000 1983 T/ 14,356,000 1984 T/ 14,356,000 Purpose; To provide special vocational education programs for persons who have academic or economic handicaps and who require special services, assistance or programs so they may succeed In vocational education programs. Eligibility: State Boards of Vocational Education are eligible to receive formula grants with the establishment of an overall State Vocational Advi- sory Council and certification of a five-year State plan, an annual program plan, and an accountability report by the State Board for Vocational Educa- tion. All grants are advance funded and do not require matching funds. II. RESPONSE TO 6EPA 417(a) A. Goals and Objectives To simplify the grant process, increase State flexibility to plan and administer the program and reduce burden on State agencies. B. Progress and Accomplishments No new Information. *The Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act of 1984, P.L. 98-524, authorizes vocational education through September 30, 1989.urriculum.